It’s that time of year again!
Time to wake up and smell the grits! Time to trade in our business casual for chaps, our hardhats for Stetsons, and ride into town on a paint instead of a Pontiac.
That’s because, saddle-pals, once again here comes the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival! And this year, Friends, Hart Park will be at the “Hart” of the action!
The Friends of Hart Park is especially proud to host two very special nights of entertainment, in the William S. Hart's living room up at the mansion.
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Friday, Apr. 21st at 8pm for $75
Start your Cowboy Festival with the incredible Dave Stamey in his only full concert this weekend.
Dave has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and now heads the list of one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. Cowboys and Indians Magazine calls him "the Charley Russell of Western Music." The Western Music Association voted him "Entertainer of the Year" six times, "Male Performer of the Year" six times and "Songwriter of the Year" five times. His "Vaquero Song" has been called one of the greatest Western songs of all time. True West Magazine named him "Best Living Western Solo Musician" three times and he has also received the prestigious "Will Rogers Award" from the Academy of Western Artists.
He's delighted audiences in twenty-three states and is now back in cowboy movie star William S. Hart's mansion. Tour Hart's historic 10,000 square foot residence and then relax in his living room among his Remington's and Russell's for an evening of memorable music.
It's the perfect setting for Dave to paint pictures of the open range, sharing humorous stories from the trail and take you on a musical journey through rich, historical western songs of today and yesterday. Hear the west the way it should be sung and remembered.
Saturday, Apr. 22nd at 8pm for $45
Wyatt Earp is back!
Hearing your many requests, this year we are presenting TWO incredible authors whose dedicated research has uncovered even more of the real true life story of Wyatt Earp and his family.
Author, lecturer and historian Garner Palenske spent 8 years chronicling the Earp's years in San Diego, where Wyatt bought property, established gambling houses, owned racehorses and became one of the main power brokers in the tightly controlled local gambling syndicate. He concentrated on making money, both legally and illegally. Wyatt's walking a thin line with the law in San Diego is a fascinating, rough and tumble story that is often filled with controversy.
Nicholas Cataldo is a past President of the San Bernardino Historical Society, a renowned educator, Columnist, and Earp Historian focusing on Southern California. Wyatt and his family came west by wagon in 1864. For the next 65 years, he would be in and out of California, finding it a safe haven, before, during and after his turbulent Tombstone days. Wyatt drove freight wagons, refereed boxing matches, ran card games, and mined for gold and oil. In later years, Wyatt became good friends with cowboy movie stars William S. Hart and Tom Mix who were both pallbearers at Wyatt's funeral here in Los Angeles. There are many wonderful stories to be told about Wyatt and his family in Southern California.
Hear these two insightful authors for one night only, in the magnificent living room of Bill Hart's 10,000 square foot Mansion, high atop the hill in Hart Park. There is nothing like the experience of hearing true stories about a real west icon while sitting among the western paintings and collections of William S. Hart, the granddaddy of western movie heroes and real life friend of Wyatt Earp.